The image is consistent with a diagnosis of central retinal artery occlusion (CRAO):
The role of the ophthalmologist includes the following:
Although many treatment options exist for acute CRAO, there is no strong evidence for a specific approach.
Prevent life-threatening secondary embolic events such as stroke and heart attack by treating underlying disease found through the systemic workup.
Follow up in 1-4 weeks, as complications such as neovascularization may develop.
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